Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Hudson Library & Historical Society! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.

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 Limit by event type:
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Starry Trails Planet
Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 am
Are you fascinated by the night sky and constellations? Take a trip out of this world with Starry Trails's Starlab Planetarium! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system during one of four shows at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm on Saturday, January 5th. Because space is limited inside the planetarium, please make sure to register each individual attending. Best suited for school-age children. 
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Alice in Wonderland
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. (Mondays, January 8, 15, 22, 29)
or call (330) 653-6658.
Students in grades 5 to 8 can program a robot to go down the rabbit hole for a fun adventure in this hands-on Alice in Wonderland-themed STEM event. Participants are encouraged to team up with a friend for this four-week hands-on workshop presented by Gigalearn, LLC. Register once for all four sessions.
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Polar Express
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11:00 a.m.

It's time for Polar Express!

Families are invited to join us for this very special holiday program of crafts, a snack, and a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book, The Polar Express, plus a surprise visitor!  

Choose only one session to attend.

Open House on Saturday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

Registration is required for the storytime portion of the open house, please register for ONE of two sessions, either 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., then enjoy the open house between the storytime sessions. New registration process this year: register your family's name and then list the number of people attending.

Polar Express
Saturday, Dec. 15, 1:00 p.m.

It's time for Polar Express!

Families are invited to join us for this very special holiday program of crafts, a snack, and a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning book, The Polar Express, plus a surprise visitor!  

Choose only one session to attend.

Open House on Saturday, December 15th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

Registration is required for the storytime portion of the open house, please register for ONE of two sessions, either 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., then enjoy the open house between the storytime sessions. New registration process this year: register your family's name and then list the number of people attending.

 

Holiday Music with B
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m.
Baroque ‘N Glass Wind Quintet, an ensemble of Kent State University graduate students, will play classical and traditional holiday music in the library rotunda. Relax and enjoy the sounds of the season. 
 
Art Crew
Monday, Dec. 17, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Calling all young artists: come learn about art and create some too! Workshop will take place in the Teen Room on Monday, December 17th from 4:30 -5:15  pm. Registration is required - for children in Grades K-2. 
Buckeye Book Club Jr
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:30 - 5:30 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Adventurous readers in 3rd to 5th grades can join to discuss and do fun activities around a different book each month. For December, choose between two books about the real bear that inspired the character Winnie-the-Pooh. Finding Winnie is the 2016 non-fiction Caldecott Medal winner, and Winnie's Great War is a fictional account of the bear's wartime adventures. Both books were written by Lindsay Mattick.

Registration is required - please inquire at the children's room desk for copies of the books.
3D Print Club
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Children grades 2-5 can come and create objects to be printed on our 3D printer. No prior knowledge of Tinkercad is necessary. 
Art Club
Thursday, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Calling all budding artists in Grades 3-5: learn about an artist's style and then try it for yourself! Workshop will meet on Thursday, December 20th from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Teen Room. Registration is required - for children in Grades 3-5. 
Drop-In Make and Tak
Thursday, Dec. 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Drop-in and get crafty!
Come to the Story Time room anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, December 27 to make some crafts! Different crafts will be available throughout the day and will be first come first serve. Make as many as you like. All ages are welcomed. The crafts will be geared toward ages 4-6. No registration is required.

Geeky Games
Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Calling all Pokémon Trainers, Dungeon Raiders, Magic Gatherers and Board Game Players! Come to the library the last Saturday of each month and get a chance to trade Pokémon cards, take part in a Dungeon & Dragons Campaign or have fun playing a new or favorite table top game. Bring your Pokémon cards, D&D dice or other gaming favorites and enjoy two hours with other geeky gaming enthusiasts.  This free program is for all ages and no registration is required.

Noon Year’s Ev
Monday, Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Families and children of all ages are invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Hudson Library! With crafts, dancing and a balloon drop, this Noon Year's Eve Party is sure to be fun for the whole family. Join us on Monday, December 31st from 11:00 am to our countdown at noon sharp! Registration is required for each person. 

Drive-In Movie
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Spend the last day of Winter Break at our Drive-In Movie! 
Design a cardboard box car, then park it to watch a movie.

For all ages, registration is required. 
Ballet Excel Ohio pr
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11:00 a.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Families can enjoy a sneak peak of the ballet Peter Pan, meet the characters and participate in a dance! All ages. 
Starry Trails Planet
Saturday, Jan. 5, 11:15 am
or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you fascinated by the night sky and constellations? Take a trip out of this world with Starry Trails's Starlab Planetarium! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system during one of four shows at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm on Saturday, January 5th. Because space is limited inside the planetarium, please make sure to register each individual attending. Best suited for school-age children. 
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Starry Trails Planet
Saturday, Jan. 5, 12:30 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you fascinated by the night sky and constellations? Take a trip out of this world with Starry Trails's Starlab Planetarium! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system during one of four shows at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm on Saturday, January 5th. Because space is limited inside the planetarium, please make sure to register each individual attending. Best suited for school-age children. 
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Starry Trails Planet
Saturday, Jan. 5, 1:15 pm
or call (330) 653-6658.
Are you fascinated by the night sky and constellations? Take a trip out of this world with Starry Trails's Starlab Planetarium! View the night sky, enjoy star stories and explore the solar system during one of four shows at 10:30 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm on Saturday, January 5th. Because space is limited inside the planetarium, please make sure to register each individual attending. Best suited for school-age children. 
This program is part of a grant funded by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.
Afternoon Adventures
Monday, Jan. 7, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.
Afternoon Adventures - a monthly exploration into environmental science for children in Kindergarten to second grade. Each session will include a read-a-loud story, a group discussion with a hands on activity and end with a craft. 

Registration is required. 
This free event is for children grades K-2 only.
Bookworm Buddies Boo
Thursday, Jan. 10, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
or call (330) 653-6658.

Join us for Bookworm Buddies our book club for children K- 2nd grade. Our next monthly meeting is January 10th from 4:30 – 5:15. In this parent/child book club you’ll read a book together and then come for a discussion, fun activities and a snack to go with it! For January 10th, we’re reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling.

In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate!

Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….”

Registration required – register child only and list name of adult attending.
Copies of the book are available at the Children's Desk

 

Kindermusik (infants
Friday, Jan. 11, 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Kindermusik is the leading music and movement program for children in early childhood development. We offer three sessions, all with a licensed Kindermusik teacher: ages 0-2 (with a caregiver) at 9:30 and 10:30, and ages 3-5 (children only) at 11:30.
Registration is required and begins one month prior to the event.
 
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